College Park, Maryland Considering Allowing NON-CITIZENS to Vote

The College Park City Council held a lively public hearing Tuesday night on a proposal to eliminate U.S. citizenship as a voter registration requirement for city elections.

Currently, the city uses the Prince George’s County Board of Elections voter list, which has to satisfy Maryland’s voter registration guidelines, including a requirement for U.S. citizenship.


More than 30 residents attended to listen to the public comment session, and about 10 of those residents stood up to voice their concerns on the issues and to represent their interests.City resident and U.S. Army veteran Larry Provost stood firmly opposed to the amendment. He said he and his wife try to teach their child, whom they adopted from overseas, about what it means to be a citizen.